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    Irish Art Auction Records

    • Triptych 1976. By Francis Bacon. $86.3 million (Sotheby’s New York, May 14, 2008). (Following his death, the contents of his art studio located at 7 Reece Mews, South Kensington, were donated to the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.

    • Study From Innocent X. By Francis Bacon. $52.6 million (Sotheby’s New York, 2007)

    • Portrait of Gardenia St. George With Riding Crop. By Sir William Orpen. Sold by Sotheby’s London in June 2001, for £1,983,500.

    * Jack B. Yeats The Whistle of a Jacket £1.4 million (Christie’s London, May 2001)

    * John LAVERY The Bridge at Grez £1,321,500 (Christie’s London, Dec 1998)

    • The Wild Ones. By Jack Butler Yeats. £1,233,500 (Sotheby’s London, May 1999)

    • Travelling Woman with Newspaper. By Louis le Brocquy. £1,158,500 (Sotheby’s London, May 18 2000)

    * William Scott Bowl, Eggs and Lemons £1,071,650 (Christie’s London, June 6 2008)

    • King Lear weeping over the body of Cordelia. By James Barry. £982,400 (Sotheby’s London, May 2006)

    • Portrait of Mrs St. George. By Sir William Orpen. £924,000 (Sotheby’s London, May 16 2003)

    * Roderic O’Conor La Lisiere Du Bois £792,000 (Sotheby’s London, May 13 2005)

    Walter Osborne In the Garden, Castlewood Avenue €825,330 (Adams Dublin, Dec 2001)

    A Fair Day, Mayo by Jack Butler Yeats sold for a hammer price of one million euro at Adams, Dublin on September 28, 2011 to become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction in Ireland.

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